Category Archives: 1971 280SE

1971 280SE

Cleaning and oiling accelerator linkage

In this video I fix a sticking accelerator linkage on my W108. When I took it apart it was apparent that someone had used grease on the linkage. When that dries out, it gets hard and stops the linkage from … Continue reading

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Video about my W108

And I made yet another video. This time I wake my W108 up from its winter slumber

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Boge hydromat

Last year while visiting Retro Classics in Stuttgart, i bought a newly renovated Boge Hydromat. This unit is a hydraulic cylinder that sits in the middle of the rear axle on my W108. For a long time, these were impossible … Continue reading

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More W108 power windows

Here are some pictures from the repair of the power window on the passenger side. Here the plate was cracked so getting the windows to work properly was not possible. I at least managed to close the window. Here are … Continue reading

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New AC compressor for my W108

So I changed over to a new refurbished AC-compressor before the summer as well. I decided not to refill the system before next year since I will be doing a mini overhaul of the engine bay over the winter. There … Continue reading

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The power windows on m W108

The power windows on a W108 is widely known as a poor construction. After only a couple of years, the whole frame of the mechanism will start to bend. This leads to the motor only engaging with less than 50% … Continue reading

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Some small repairs on the W108

Eventough april and may are warm months where you think I would be able to get a lot of things done in the workshop, nothing could be farther from the truth. These are months filled with all kinds of other … Continue reading

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